On 8th August 2014 legislation was laid that will permit drug services to provide aluminium foil to drug users for the purpose of smoking drugs, in order to reduce the harms caused by injecting. It is a condition that foil can only be provided in the context of structured stpes either to engage people in a treatment plan or as part of a treatment plan. This briefin explains more about the legislation that will come into force on 5th September 2014 and provides advice to local areas on its implementation. More